Michigan Corn: Are There Molds, Mycotoxins in Your Crop?

🕔Oct 5, 2018Farmers familiar with mycotoxins in corn grain or silage should be scouting their fields to see if there are potential problems lurking ahead. Many may think mycotoxins are an isolated […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Ear Rots and Mycotoxins

🕔Sep 28, 2018Excessive rain and concomitant high humidity have been the hallmark for this growing season, and with corn harvest approaching, there are concerns about ear rots and the risk of mycotoxin […]

Ohio Corn: Telling Ear Rots Apart

🕔Aug 28, 2018Over the last few weeks, we have received samples with at least four different types of ear rots – Diplodia, Gibberella, Fusarium, and Trichoderma. Of these, Diplodia ear rot seems to […]

Texas Corn: Post-Harvest Handling of Fumonisin Contamination

🕔Nov 8, 2017Fumonisins are toxins produced in corn kernels by two species of fungi (Fusarium verticillioides and F. proliferatum).  These toxins are carcinogens and can cause illness in livestock, particularly in horses. The levels […]

Texas Corn: Fumonisin Levels and Insect Damage

🕔Oct 10, 2017I am not smart enough to be a Plant Pathologist, and in fact had two courses in it in college and still don’t understand it. The classic “disease triangle” taught […]

Oklahoma Corn: Concerns of Mycotoxin Contamination on the Rise

🕔Oct 10, 2017As corn harvest progresses in Oklahoma, concerns about mycotoxin contamination of corn is increasing. Corn in the high plains is irrigated and rarely has aflatoxin problems unlike areas of the […]

Nebraska Corn: Ear Rot Diseases Developing in Some Fields

🕔Oct 2, 2017A few common ear rot diseases have begun to develop in corn fields in various parts of Nebraska. We recommend scouting fields prior to harvest to determine which fields may […]

Corn: Ear and Stalk Diseases Showing Up in Fields Marked by Stress – DTN

🕔Sep 14, 2017Harvest is nearing, but the scouting season is far from over. As the crop dries down, ear and stalk rots are starting to surface in cornfields across the country, plant […]

Nebraska Corn: Scout for Ear and Stalk Disease in High Risk Fields

🕔Oct 17, 2016Ear rot diseases have been observed in some areas of Nebraska and stalk rot diseases are becoming increasingly common. It’s important to scout for stalk rot diseases now to determine […]

Corn: Website Helps Identify, Respond to Ear Rots

🕔Apr 20, 2015A website developed by plant pathologists from Purdue University and a nationwide partnership of research institutions could help farmers better understand and respond to the threat of mycotoxins and ear […]

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